Balfar's Challenge

Hosted by Barony of Dragonship Haven - Guilford, CT

Event date: April 29th, 2023

Event Last Modified: November 7th, 2022

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Guess who's back, back again, Balfar's back, tell a friend…

Spring time always brings happy images of flowers and sunshine after a long winter.  But it also awakens the great white polar bear.  (Did you know:  polar bears do not hibernate?) Duke Balfar von Grunwald once again challenges you to bring your prowess to the field of battle. 

Teams of three, no more than one martial peer or order of high merit per team.  Cool names please!  (Balfar, and others, will be reading team names in court, be wary!) For the competitions there will be archery, armored combat, youth combat, fencing and thrown weapons. 

Note this is the same site as last year, so it is still a bit shiny and new to us!

Health Acknowledgement

By attending this event, you are confirming that you (as well as any minors that you are parent or guardian for):
➢ Are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at ( [] )., including but not limited to:
• Fever or chills
• Dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
• Muscle or body aches
• New loss of sense of taste or smell;
➢ Have not been near someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the last 14 days without following CDC guidance for self-quarantine;
➢ Agree to follow all COVID safety restrictions imposed by the SCA, the event site, and/or local, state, provincial, or federal government or health authorities.
➢If you have an underlying condition which increases your risk, strongly consider your own health and safety before attending an in-person activity.  (
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Site Opens:  9am (8am if you are setting up a tent or are merchanting)
Site Closes:  7pm

Site Opens: 9 am
Site Closes: 7 pm

Event Location

Guilford Fairgrounds
111 Lovers Ln
Guilford, CT  06437
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.

Registration Fees

No feast.  Dayboard provided.

Make Checks Payable to: Barony of Dragonship Haven

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Catalina de Valencia
MKA Veronica Tanguay

Other Contact Information:

Co-event stewards:  Maria la Morada and Llewellyn Walsh

Merchant Coordinator:  Llewellyn Walsh (David Tanguay)